Four former Texans will get a chance to compete for the first-ever national flag football tournament in Houston on Thursday night. Jacoby Jones, Justin Forsett, Charles James and Alan Ball make up Team Godspeed led by quarterback Seneca Wallace, who played 11 years in the NFL before retiring in 2013.
“The last three weeks have been incredible. The amount of publicity and the things that have been going on the last couple of weeks from this flag football game and tournament have been crazy. It’s something that I never dreamed about – that I’d be getting called again from Sports Illustrated talking about flag football. So it’s been fun, it’s been rejuvenating. It’s been an incredible ride, being able to get back into the swing of football.” Seneca Wallace
The American Flag Football League championship will showcase winners from the Professionals bracket, which consists of former NFL players, against the America's Team bracket. Also known as the "Joes," the American bracket features highly-skilled amateurs from all over the country.
Godspeed, representing the "Pros" division, will face Fighting Cancer, winner of the "Joes," in the AFFL championship game. The winner receives a $1 million prize.
"We have speed and that's the thing," Wallace said on the Deep Slant podcast. "We want to make sure that Fighting Cancer feels that. They're going to feel the pressure of our speed and the arm strength of myself and everything else."
In the Pros championship game, Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including one to Forsett, to lead Godspeed past Chad Johnson's Ocho squad in a 28-12 victory last Saturday.
The AFFL Ultimate Final takes place 7 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, July 19 at BBVA Compass Stadium and will be televised on NFL Network. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will also be in attendance for Thursday's championship. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in Watson's name, according to the AFFL.